Open Access
Encyclopedia of Engineering
ISBN: Pending
Expected Date of Publication: Dec 2021

About This Volume

In ancient times, Engineering Science was considered to be an art and led civilization and innovation for the progress of humanity. Machines and structures have been designed and built up thanks to applications of technical methodologies conceived by engineers. Aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical disciplines are the main branches of Engineering which thereby signify it has, nowadays, reached the status of being a multidisciplinary science.

This book is intended to provide a first collection of entries falling within the following topics:

(1) History of Mechanics – Editor: Giuseppe Ruta

(2) Civil Engineering – Editor: Raffaele Barretta

(3) Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Editor: Ramesh Agarwal

(4) Nanoengineering – Editor: Krzysztof Kamil Zur

A second book of Encyclopedia will subsequently be announced to complement the topical collection of Engineering outlined above.

Suggested Contents:

  1. Mechanics of mechanisms vs. mechanics of structures - two schools with prominent figures (S. P. Timoshenko above all)
  2. Rational thermodynamics: still a challenge?
  3. Rationalism vs. deductivism in mechanics: the various European school
  4. The influence of automatic calculus in mechanics: are ideas neglected in favour of fascinating graphs and sequences of digits?
  5. New problems in philosophy of science
  6. Mechanics vs. Natural philosophy: where do we stand?
  7. Mechanics and mathematics: the links and the differences between two worlds through the ages.

Planned Entries:

Title: CNTs-based Composites for Sensing Applications
Authors: Maurizio Arena and Massimo Viscardi
Affiliation: Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples
Federico II, Italy

Title:  Unsteady Vortex Lattice Method
Authors:  Abdallah Samad and Francois Morency.
Affiliation: Thermo-Fluids for Transport Laboratory (TFT), Department of Mechanical Engineering,École de TechnologieSupérieure, 1100 Notre-Dame St W, Montréal, QC H3C1K3, Canada

Title: Ionospheric Impacts on GNSS Signals
Authors: YuXiang Peng 1,2,3 and Wayne A Scales 1,2

1 Center for Space Science and Engineering Research, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
2 Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 24061, USA
3 Qualcomm Technologies Inc., Santa Clara, CA, 95051, USA

Title: SiC-Reinforced Aluminum-Silicon Matrix Composite Powder
Authors: Haris Rudianto 1, Sang Sun Yang 2, Yong Jin Kim 2
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Gunadarma University, Depok, West Java, Indonesia
2 Powder Technology Research Group, Korea Institute of Materials Science, Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea

Title: Prefabricated Building Systems—Design & Construction 
Authors: Tharaka Gunawardena 1,* and Priyan Mendis 1 
1 School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Title: PVD Coatings—Development and Applications 
Authors: Bipasha Bose, Mohammad Shariful Islam Chowdhury and Majid Abdoos
Affiliation: McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI), McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada

Title: Tsunami Alert Efficiency
Authors: Amir Yahav 1,2,3
1 Director of National Steering Committee for Earthquake Preparedness, Israel
2 Head of the Israeli delegation to UNESCO, ICG/NEAMTWS, United Nations
3 UNESCO/TOWS Task Team on Disaster Management and Preparedness, United Nations

Title: Aircraft Icing Severity Evaluation
Authors: Sibo Li, Roberto Paoli
Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago

Title: Reinforced Concrete Infilled Frames
Matteo Bagnoli 1, Ernesto Grande 1, Gabriele Milani 2
1 University of Guglielmo Marconi, Rome, Italy
2 Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

Title: Substances Release from Polyelectrolyte Microcapsules
Egor V. Musin, Aleksandr L. Kim, Sergey A. Tikhonenko

Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Russian Academy of Science, Institutskaya st. 3, 142290 Puschino, Russia

Title: Nano Technology
Author: Salah Ahmed Mohamed Elmoselhy
Affiliation: Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, The University of Coimbra, Rua Larga, P-3004 516 Coimbra, Portugal.

Title: Sustainable Energy
Author: Salah Ahmed Mohamed Elmoselhy
Affiliation: Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, The University of Coimbra, Rua Larga, P-3004 516 Coimbra, Portugal.

Forthcoming Books
Encyclopedia of Fungi
Expected Date:Dec 2021
Encyclopedia of COVID-19
Chief Editor: Stephen Bustin
Expected Date:Dec 2021